Brandon Boykin Ready for the Spotlight

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Brandon Boykin Ready for the Spotlight
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Not even the SEC could prepare cornerback Brandon Boykin for what he was going to face in the NFL. A fourth-round pick of the Eagles out of Georgia in 2012, Boykin won the slot cornerback job last season. His introduction to the NFL came in the form of battling receivers such as Detroit's Calvin Johnson, Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald, Baltimore's Anquan Boldin and New York's Victor Cruz. There was no hiding the rookie in the slot. While the 5-10 Boykin surrenders seven inches to someone like Johnson, Boykin has a vertical leap of over 40 inches as his ammunition to fend off the big-framed pass catchers.

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